Múm have an advantage over most bands simply because you can't really compare them to anything else. You could call theirs a type of pop music, but it's a special kind made by tiny sad elves who eat magic mushrooms for breakfast. This release is darker than their previous work, and more focused on organic sounds than electronics. It was recorded mainly in isolated lighthouses in Iceland, and the mood is wistful and lonely. The high-pitched whispered vocals are more front-and-centre this time around, which will either drive you nuts or thrill you, depending on your feelings about sad Icelandic elves. See what you think when Múm play the Horseshoe Friday (June 25).